Manchester United’s fixture list between now and the New Year is pretty tough on paper so getting a win a Goodison Park this weekend is of the utmost importance for manager Erik ten Hag.
While the Red Devils did put a good run of form together before the international break, results were much better than their actual performances, so improvement will be needed to get through this difficult run of games.
In terms of the starting lineup this weekend, Andre Onana has recovered from a pelvis injury he sustained whilst playing for Cameroon, and he will be in goal to face Everton.
Ten Hag will be able to welcome back Luke Shaw who has spent three months on the sidelines with a muscular problem. The England international will start at left-back, with Diogo Dalot on the opposite flank.
After keeping a clean sheet against Luton Town last time out, Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof are expected to keep their positions in the centre of defence, which means that Raphael Varane will have to be satisfied with a place on the bench.
Christian Eriksen’s injury may mean that Sofyan Amrabat is recalled alongside Scott McTominay in midfield, with captain Bruno Fernandes playing in his customary role as the no.10.
Up front, ten Hag has revealed that Rasmus Hojlund’s fitness is being assessed but he could still feature on Sunday. The Dane picked up a thigh muscle injury against Luton a couple of weeks ago.
If the striker is fit enough to start, he will lead the line, with Marcus Rashford on the right flank and Alejandro Garnacho playing off the left wing.
Manchester United’s Predicted XI to take on Everton
Onana, Dalot, Maguire, Lindelof, Shaw, McTominay, Fernandes, Amrabat, Rashford, Hojlund, Garnacho